We remember best that which we regard meaningful to our lives. All societies endeavor to document significant moments in their making. Acts of political and cultural importance are archived in the same way we build personal archives. Scrapbooks, photo albums, and home movies all make effort to retain those experiences we hold as consequential to the story of our becoming. These are tools of memory. We attempt to make concrete what is fleeting, ephemeral, and poignant. We tell stories to communicate the value of our experiences.
My work is an exploration of an essential effort to keep hold of a narrative that provides meaning. It excavates both the cultural and personal gray area between memory and fiction. In childhood the whole world esists in this seemingly magical placing of maliability. It is only in adulthood when these lines become barriers; fault lines that rupture and move with the onset of sentiment. The charge I take up, as an artist, is to find sites for movement.